October Magazine Covers From Around the World

National Geographic magazine reaches 49 million print and digital readers in 33 languages worldwide.

The English edition of the October 2020 issue featured a cover story on reimaging dinosaurs, which revolves around the astonishing fact that for the last two decades, there have been an average of 40 dinosaur finds per year, making the dinosaurs that most people are familiar and grew up with factually incorrect.

This issue takes one of the first comprehensive looks at dinosaurs as a species of animal in almost two decades and showcases updated scientific research from paleontologists that may differ from what you know about how dinosaurs move, hatch, grow, look, socialize and more.

With a topic as universally fascinating as dinosaurs, most of our local-language editions featured this same cover story, with a few exceptions.

The Indian edition featured a cover story on the harrowing journey of two girls sold into sexual slavery in West Bengal and Bangladesh.

The Bulgarian edition featured a cover story on Spartacus, the Thracian warrior whose origins are traced to today’s Bulgaria.

The Georgian edition celebrated its eighth anniversary with a local cover feature on shepherds in the rugged mountains of its Tusheti region.

This month the French edition used September’s English edition cover story on the robot revolution, while the Kazakhstan edition used December’s English edition story on our addiction to plastic.

See below for a round-up of our covers from across the globe.